Sermons by Pastor Jay Smith

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Taming the Tongue

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Proverbs 1:20-33    New International Version (NIV) Wisdom’s Rebuke 20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,     she raises her voice in the public square; 21 on top of the wall she cries out,     at the city gate she makes her speech: 22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?     How long will mockers delight in mockery […]

Faith Despite Obstacles

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Psalm 125    New International Version (NIV) Psalm 125 A song of ascents. 1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,     which cannot be shaken but endures forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,     so the Lord surrounds his people     both now and forevermore. 3 The scepter of the wicked will not remain     over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the […]

Labors of Love

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Ecclesiastes 5:18-20    New International Version (NIV) 18 This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. 19 Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and […]

The Presence of God

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1 Kings 19:11-13    New International Version (NIV) 11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shatteredthe rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not […]

Clarity of Vision

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Proverbs 4:20-27    New International Version (NIV) 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you […]

Alive in Christ

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Ephesians 2:1-10    New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) From Death to Life 2 You were dead through the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. 3 All of us once lived among […]

Breaking the Chains

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John 1:14-18    New International Version (NIV) 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of graceand truth. 15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who […]

God’s Relentless Love

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Psalm 23:1-4    New International Version (NIV) Psalm 23 A psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will […]

God of Our Fathers

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Deuteronomy 1:9-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Appointment of Tribal Leaders 9 At that time I said to you, “I am unable by myself to bear you. 10 The Lord your God has multiplied you, so that today you are as numerous as the stars of heaven. 11 May the Lord, the God of your ancestors, increase you a thousand times more and bless […]

What Do You Love?

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Psalm 69:1-5    New International Version (NIV) Psalm 69 For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of David. 1 Save me, O God,     for the waters have come up to my neck. 2 I sink in the miry depths,     where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters;     the floods engulf me. 3 I […]